Overview

War Memorial

A small cenotaph, built of Portland stone in 1936, to commemorate seventy-nine servicemen from the town of Newbridge who lost their lives in World War I and whose names are recorded on a bronze plaque fixed to the left side of the memorial.

Later, a second plaque was added, to the right side of the memorial, recording the names of a further 37 local servicemen who died during the Second World War. Below the dates of the two wars are carved the words: 'At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them'.

The cenotaph was donated to the Museum in 1995 when a new memorial garden was opened in Newbridge town centre. It was re-dedicated on 19 October 1996 by the Archbishop of Wales. A special memorial service is held in the Museum at the cenotaph at 11am each Remembrance Day (November 11th).

Click here to visit the Newbridge War Memorial website.

Newbridge War Memorial Map Plot

Building facts:

  • Original Location: Caetwmpyn Park, Newbridge (Monmouthshire)
  • Date originally built: 1936
  • Dismantled and moved to St. Fagans: 1995
  • Date opened to the public: 1996
  • 37th building opened to the public at the Museum
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